Coordinated Care for Autism

Alternatives ABA in South Tampa brings together specialists in ABA therapy, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and more — all under one roof.

Are you and your child facing an autism diagnosis?

Are you frustrated with providers who frequently cancel therapy sessions?

Are you overwhelmed by the options and simply want to know — where can I find the best care and treatment for my child and my family?

We understand … because we’ve been in the exact same situation. We know what it’s like to meet with multiple providers to find the best fit. We also questioned whether applied behavior analysis therapy, speech therapy, or occupational therapy would be better for our children. And, when we found few alternatives, we created a solution.

Alternatives ABA was founded in 2015 to provide the customized, compassionate care that we and other families needed. With ABA, ST, and OT available under one roof, Alternatives ABA is truly coordinated, multi-specialty care.

Our team of talented Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), registered behavioral technicians (RBTs), speech and language pathologists (SLPs), and occupational therapists (OTs) develops individualized, evidence-based, and family-centric treatment plans.

In everything we do, we strive to build on your child’s strengths, incorporate their interests, and make learning new skills fun. Contact us today to learn how your child can thrive at Alternatives ABA.

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How to Find Our South Tampa Center

Location:

2111 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, FL 33606

Center Hours:

Monday – Friday,
8am – 6pm

Phone:

813-219-1765

Alternatives ABA — South Tampa, FL

Alternatives ABA — South Tampa, FL

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Get Started With ABA Therapy in South Tampa

Does Alternatives ABA at the South Tampa center sound like the right fit for your child and your family? If it does, please submit a form and our care providers will get in touch with you shortly. If you’re still wondering about some things, ask our team a question. We’re by your side for anything you need.

Customized, Compassionate ABA Therapy in South Tampa, FL 

Our approach focuses on collaborative care to provide better support to your child and your entire family.
We are now accepting clients, with little to no wait time, for all of our programs.

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Home- and Community-Based ABA

We offer both home- and center-based ABA to provide hands-on therapy and fun in the environment best suited for your child’s success.

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Center-Based ABA

Join us for intensive one-on-one therapy supervised by skilled BCBAs at our center. Trampolines, swings, toys, a cardio gym for our older kiddos, and an outdoor play space for all!

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Telehealth

If in-person care isn’t an option, our specialists are just as skilled and animated during our HIPAA-compliant remote ABA, speech, and occupational therapies.

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Pre-K/Kindergarten Readiness Programs

Help your child prepare for the structure of a classroom. Your two- to five-year-old will love our small groups where therapists sneak pre-academic skills into the fun.

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Social and Functional Living Skills Programs

Build your community with other families through our ABA-based social and fitness groups. We also offer group outings, parent and caregiver education, as well as sibling support groups.

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Occupational Therapy

Does your child have feeding, sensory, or coordination challenges? Our OT specialists will work to develop your child’s fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and more to help them thrive.

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Speech Therapy

Whether it’s a speech delay or language challenge, our highly specialized providers help your child communicate feelings, desires, and ideas — giving them the independence they crave.

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Expressive Therapies

Music and art turn therapy into passionate expression and a source of self-esteem for children of all ages and abilities.

Our Mission at Alternatives ABA South Tampa

 

MISSION

To improve the overall quality of life of individuals and families impacted by autism by providing exceptional strength-based child- and family-centered therapies and family supports based on the principles and practices of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

VISION

We envision a world where all children are recognized for their individual strengths, not their deficits, and where all families impacted by autism have access to the services and support they need in order to live their best possible lives.

CORE VALUE

A well-supported family is better able to support the child.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a broad range of challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication triggered by genetic and environmental factors. People with autism may have varying abilities, and some people with autism require lifelong support, while others can live independently.

What are the signs of autism?

Some common signs of autism include:

  • Eye contact avoidance
  • Speech or communication delay
  • Reliance on routines or self-imposed rules
  • Intolerance of minor changes in routine
  • Disruptive reactions to sounds, tastes, sights, touch, and smells
  • Difficulty interpreting emotions
  • Obsession with a narrow range of interests or objects
  • Repetitive behavior (i.e. flapping, rocking, or tapping)
  • Inability to respond to one’s name by 12 months
  • Inability to point out distant objects by 14 months

How is autism diagnosed?

Pediatricians, psychologists, neurologists, and other medical professionals rely on your description of your child’s developmental history, then assess behavior using a variety of diagnostic tools. The earlier the diagnosis is made and ABA and skills training begin, the better outcomes you can expect.

What is ABA?

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a series of learning interventions based on the science of learning and behavior. The goal of ABA is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful to a meaningful degree and to demonstrate that these interventions are responsible for behavior improvement.

How does ABA work?

ABA therapists observe a child’s every behavior, then either increase or decrease it through exercises and interventions. They work to improve communication, social skills, academics, reading, and adaptive living skills such as gross and fine motor skills, toileting, dressing, eating, personal self-care, domestic skills, and work skills.

Do I need insurance?

Insurance is not required, but having insurance coverage can help to cover the cost of your child’s ABA therapy.

What insurance plans do you accept?

You can find insurance requirements for autism spectrum disorder on the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s website. For autism statutes specific to the Sunshine State, visit the official site of the Florida Legislature.

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